Monthly Archives: January 2017

Media Outlaws and the New Confederate Flag

I’ve been reading Wayne Johnston’s book The Navigator of New York. There’s  a passage about the explorer Robert Peary’s wife, Jo, who, even in the 13 months or so of being marooned in the Arctic, had kept herself and her … Continue reading

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Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” – The Irony of It All

  Bell Media has this annual thing where they want to get people talking about mental health issues and donate 5 cents for every text with a #BellLetsTalk hashtag in it. Having some personal acquaintance with this subject, I’m all … Continue reading

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Urfa, By Any Other Name

  No, it’s not a love story – though the fragrance of Urfa could easily conjure memories. It’s a pepper I’d never heard of until I came across it  on a TV cooking show called Simply Ming and was intrigued … Continue reading

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Does This P-Hat Make Me Look PHat?

  Overheard at the Washington Women’s March last weekend. Click on the pic for more. Today’s listening: 1. My Pink Half of the Drainpipe – Bonzo Dog Band fr: Tadpoles 2. The Ballad of the Shape of Things – Blossom … Continue reading

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